15th October 2005

Steamy Affairs
The Devonshire Riviera Express

Locos Used 50031, 50049 & steam : 60009 'Union of South Africa'
Stock Used ?????

Route:
1Z84 : Ashford International to Kingswear
1Z85 : Kingswear to Ashford International

Loco(s) Route
50031 + 50049 Ashford International - Headcord - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Sevenoaks - Orpington - Petts Wood Jn - Bickley Jn - Beckenham Junction - Herne Hill - Brixton - Voltaire Road Jn - Factory Jn - Longhedge Jn - Latchmere Jn - Kensington Olympia - Mitre Bridge Jn - Willesden SW Sidings - Acton Wells Jn - Acton Main Line - Slough - Twyford - Reading - Southcote Jn - Bedwyn - (via Westbury & Frome avoiding lines) - Castle Cary - Cogload Jn - Taunton - Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear
50031 + 50049 + 60009 Kingswear - (reverse of outward route) - Newton Abbot
60009 Newton Abbot - (reverse of outward route) - Fairwood Jn - Westbury
50031 + 50049  Westbury - Heywood Road Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Ashford International

Source : Janet Cottrell

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Janet Cottrell)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Ashford International 05.36d [P2] 05.36   00.13a [P5] 00.13
Headcorn 05.48a ~ 05.51d 05.47 ~ 05.49   23.59a ~ 00.01d 23.58 ~ 00.00
Paddock Wood 06.04a ~ 06.07d 05.59 ~ 06.06   23.44a ~ 23.47d 23.46 ~ 23.46
Tonbridge 06.15a ~ 06.18d [P2] 06.13 ~ 06.15   23.33a ~ 23.35d [P3] 23.34 ~ 23.35
Sevenoaks 06.30a ~ 06.33d [P1] 06.28 ~ 06.29   23.22a ~ 23.24d [P3] 23.23 ~ 23.24
Orpington 06.44a ~ 06.46d [P2] [FL] 06.42 ~ 06.46   23.05a ~ 23.12d [P5] 23.06 ~ 23.13
Petts Wood Jn 06/50 [UFV] 06/49   23/02 [SL] 23/00
Bickley Jn 06/53 [FL] 06/53   23/00 [DSV] 22/57
Bromley South 06.56a ~ 06.58d 06.57 ~ 06.59   22.49a ~ 22.53d 22.51 ~ 22.51
Shortlands Jn 07/00 07/02   22/47 [SL] 22/47
Beckenham Junction 07/02 07/03   22/46 22/45
Herne Hill 07/08 07/09   22/40 22/33
Brixton 07/10 07/11   22/35 22/32
Voltaire Road Jn 07/11 [RVL] 07/13   22/33 22/31
Factory Jn 07/12 ?   22/32 [RVL] ?
Longhedge Jn 07/14 ?   22/30 ?
Latchmere Jn 07/16 07/19   22/28 22/26
Kensington Olympia 07.22a ~ 07.24d [P2] 07.25 ~ 07.28   22.21a ~ 22.23d [P3] 22.18 ~ 22.20
North Pole Jn 07/28 07/31   22/15 22/17
Mitre Bridge Jn 07/29 [REV] 07/34   22/14 22/15
Willesden WL Jn ? 07/36   ? 22/13
Willesden SW Sidings 07/32 ?   22/07 [REV] ?
Acton Wells Jn 07/37 07/40   22/04 22/07
Acton Main Line 07/45 [RL] ?   22/02 ?
Acton West 07/47 07/48   22/00 [RL] 22/02
Ealing Broadway ? 07.49a ~ 07.50d   ? 22/01
Southall 07/57 07/57   21/56 21/58
Airport Jn 08/00 08/01   21/55 21/56
Slough 08/07 08/06   21/45 21/48
Maidenhead 08/15 08/14   21/40 21/43
Twyford 08/22 08/22   21/35 21/39
Twyford West 08/23 [ML] ?   ? ?
Reading 08.30a ~ 08.35d [P4] 08.29 ~ 08.48   21.27a ~ 21.30d [P5] [ML] 21.31 ~ 21.33
Southcote Jn 08/38 08/52   21/23 21/27
Newbury 08/51 09/04   20/59 20/58
Bedwyn 09/02 09/14   20/49 20/44
Woodborough 09/13 09/24   20/38 20/36
Lavington 09/20 09/28   20/31 20/30
Heywood Road Jn 09/27 09/34   20/24 20/25
Westbury via avoiding line 19L59a ~ 20L21d [P2] 19.56 ~ 20.21
Fairwood Jn 09/29 09/36   19/55 19/53
Clink Road Jn 09/32 09/39   19/53 19/50
Blatchbridge Jn 09/34 ?   19/50 19/46
Castle Cary 09/44 09.49a ~ ??.??d   19/35 19/34
Cogload Jn 10/01 10/04   19/10 19/11
Taunton 10/05 [P3] 10/06   18.44a ~ 19.04d [P5] 18.38 ~ 19.04
Tiverton Parkway 10/18 ?   18/27 ?
Tiverton Loop 10/19 ?   ? ?
Cowley Bridge Jn 10/30 ?   18/09 ?
Exeter St Davids 10.33a ~ 10.37d [P4] 10.34 ~ 10.44   17.55a ~ 18.06d [P6] 17.53 ~ 18.06
Dawlish Warren 10.50a ~ 10.57d 10.55 ~ 10.59   17/43 17/42
Newton Abbot 11/14 [P2] 11/20   17.20a ~ 17.30d [P3] 17.18 ~ 17.30
Paignton 11.37a ~ 11.40d [P1] 11.43 ~ 11.47   17.00a ~ 17.03d [P2] 16.54 ~ 17.03
Paignton Crossover GF 11.44a ~ 11.50d ?   16.40a ~ 16.50d ?
Kingswear 12.15a 12.22   16.15d 16.15


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